The industrial sector is a large, diverse and an old sector. Companies of this sector generally take the output of the primary sector, and manufacture finished goods. They consume large quantities of energy, and require factories and machinery to convert the raw materials into goods & products. They also produce waste materials, that create environmental problems and/or cause pollution.
However, most players face similar challenges: increased costs of oil, gas, steel, cooper… which is squeezing margins, unless offset by pricing. To face these challenges, some players have increased globalisation, consolidation of marginal players, and others are looking to divest underperforming units.
We understand these issues as we work with industrial clients across the globe.
Main sectors covered by the Weissknight's team include:
Materials & construction
Electronic and electrical components
Metals and mining